Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double'

Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double'
 

Japan's government estimates the cost of cleaning up radioactive contamination and compensating victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has more than doubled, reports say.
The latest estimate from the trade ministry put the expected cost at some 20 trillion yen ($180bn, £142bn).
The original estimate was for $50bn, which was increased to $100bn three years later.
The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima was caused by an earthquake and tsunami.
More than 18,000 people were killed, tens of thousands more displaced and well over a million buildings destroyed or damaged.
Almost 4,000 roads, 78... read more

 
28 November 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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